THE ULTIMATE SOUTHERN ESCAPE
Long considered the crown jewel of the South, Charleston culture is as storied as its history. From it's roots as a Colonial port city to the Civil War to today, Charleston prides itself on refined manners, fervent support of the arts and historic preservation. The Historic District and King Street are, by many accounts, a virtual living museum. Eighteenth century homes and plantations abound, public buildings remain in use after hundreds of years, ancient plants and trees flourish in quintessential Southern gardens and residents take pride in hospitality of a bygone era. There are countless art galleries, boutiques, antique dealers, fine restaurants, home and gardens tours, museums, and an extensive aquarium.